indoor laser tag

The 5 pillars of indoor laser tag

In an effort to source the right indoor equipment for your business, we find it’s a good strategy to keep in mind the key components of quality laser tag equipment. We call them the 5 pillars of laser tag Equipment:

  1. Durability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Ease of use
  4. Game Play
  5. Service / Support

Over the life-span of your laser tag amusement center, your arena maze is one of the primary contributors of repeat visits. As a stand-alone laser tag center, with a diverse market demographic, the larger the arena maze, the better the game play, the better the return on your amusement investment.

arena-x laser tag arena

If you are starting an laser tag center or fun center attraction with laser tag, a question often asked, is… how much space do I need? Good question.

In general, we recommend any where from 100 – 150 square feet (9-14 sqm) of “playable” arena space for each laser tag vest purchased. Under these terms, a 20 tagger laser tag system needs between 2,000 – 3,000 square feet of indoor arena space. While this formula works for most centers, if your plan is to target a wide age group of player demographics, and attract older players and membership, the recommendation is the top end of that formula. On top of that you should count on another 200 sqft (18.5 sqm) for briefing room, and a minimum 280 sqft (26 sqm) for vesting room for a 20 player lazer tag experience.


Laser Tag Gear – The Challenge

There are lots of options to choose from, including a wide variety of outdoor and tactical laser tag gear. Much of the “outdoor” laser tag equipment for sale is not really appropriate for indoor tag. The challenge with laser tag gear designed for outdoor use, is that it just will not standup to the brutality of an indoor arena game, over time. Additionally, some tactical equipment is too heavy or cumbersome for younger laser tag players, reducing your ‘total’ party revenue opportunities.

Indoor laser tag equipment has been specifically designed (batteries, charging systems, durability, electronics, vests) to handle the beating your equipment receives over the life of your system. Laser tag operators know, the last thing you want to be dealing with on a busy Saturday, is maintenance issues with your equipment. The value proposition for professional indoor equipment is the long term resilience and durable you get with equipment designed for indoor tag.

Laser Tag Equipment For Sale

My dad used to tell me, ‘you get what you paid for’. When I was working in the convention and entertainment business, I found this to be especially true when it came to good footwear. Those $190 Florsheim’s were way out of my budget, but considering I walked 10 plus miles a day, they were by far one of the best personally investments I ever made.

The same can be said about many things in life – including the assets and equipment choices you make for your business. Laser tag equipment for sale is available from a variety of amusement suppliers, here in north America, as well as many countries around the world, however the quality and functionality will vary dramatically.


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